There are rumors that the price of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 has been rising for a long time. But different sources attribute it to different increases. There is now a research report from IDG Consulting on the Internet, which cooperates with major computer game publishers. According to the results of the survey. It is clear that the growth rate will not be very large, and it is not applicable to all games.
The $10 price increase threatens Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 games. However, not every game is priced at $70 instead of the current $60. But high-end games like NBA 2K will definitely become more expensive. The reason for the increased cost is the complexity of developing applications for the next generation of game consoles. And the last price increase of the same $10 occurred 15 years ago when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were released in 2005-2006. Agree that the cost has increased by 17% in 15 years and has not even reached the inflation level. At the same time, the funds used to develop top AAA games doubled or tripled during this period.
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For the next generation of game consoles, purchasers of equipment must also consider the premium of the game. This shows the first specific publisher recommendation that is now widely known.
According to a report in the industry magazine “Games Industry“, the sports game “NBA 2K21” will be available for $69.99. This applies at least to the versions designed for the new game consoles Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. For the corresponding predecessor model, the publisher hopes to get $59.99, which is very typical for the new AAA game at the beginning of the sale.
The price of the next-generation version is higher than ten dollars. According to industry reports, this is considered the standard of the game, and it will be launched within a few weeks of the start of or after the top new console. Of course, this will require more effort to prove that the new hardware options of the upcoming game console are very reasonable.
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It has been hinted that games will become more expensive. This is not the case in previous generations. However, former Playstation manager Shawn Layden previously said at a conference that he only knew the usual $59.99 for his entire career. However, the development cost has increased tenfold since its establishment. Which will be reflected in the sales price sooner or later.
When NBA 2K21 will be released on PS5 and Xbox Series X this year, the recommended price is $69.99 / £64.99.
This is $10 higher than the price of the PS4 and Xbox One versions. The latter’s suggested price is $59.99 / £59.99.
NBA 2K21 is scheduled for release on Xbox One and Playstation 4 on September 4. Then, when the device starts, a version of the new generation console will be generated. It is also planned to merge the versions. The Mamba Forever Edition is priced at $99.99 and can be played on both generations of consoles.